Thursday, 24 August 2017
South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust has launched a Trust Carer’s Charter to recognize the important role that carers’ have in supporting the lives of those who use our services whatever their age.
A carer is someone of any age who looks after a family member, partner or friend who provides unpaid emotional or practical support. This could involve caring for someone who has mental health or substance misuse problems.
The Charter will use the 3iS approach: Identify, Inform, Involve and Support. You can read the full list and find more information about the charter here.
SWLSTG Director of Nursing and Quality Vanessa Ford said:
“We greatly value the important work done by the carers’ of people who use our services. We recognise that caring can be rewarding but stressful but we want to assure carers that we’ll work with them to support them in their roles and this charter outlines the steps we will take as a Trust to work with them and involved them during in the care of their loved one.”
Where possible we want to involve families and carers’ in planning, delivering and improving our services. If you would like to be involved contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or